Travis obtained a Master of Science degree in Civil Engineering in 1995 from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree in 1994 from the Georgia Institute of Technology. In October 1999, he received his registration as a licensed professional engineer.
He is currently the Vice President of Operations for the Pellicano Construction Athens office. He was previously employed by Gwinnett Medical Center as their only Construction Manager. Prior to that, Travis was President and CEO of Burrson Construction Group, a commercial general contracting company focused on medical construction but performed a variety of different construction projects. Prior to opening Burrson, Travis was a Senior Project Manager for Neal & Loia Construction Company and was responsible for a variety of projects during his tenure. The multitude of projects ranged from multi-story loft condominiums, single and multiple story shell office construction, warehouse construction, as well as tenant build-out. While serving as Senior Project Manager, he was in charge of their largest project to date.
Prior to construction, he was employed as a Structural Engineer by Dean Oliver International in Tucker, Georgia from September 1995 to May 1997. Travis designed structures totaling over $3 million dollars during his tenure. He also served as a Structural Engineer for Uzun & Case Engineers, Inc., in Atlanta, Georgia. He was a Junior Engineer for E&C Consulting Engineers in Snellville, Georgia from 1994 to 1995 while attending Georgia Tech.
Travis is a graduate of the 2007 class of Leadership Gwinnett. He is also a graduate of the 2007 class of the Regional Leadership Institute organized by the Atlanta Regional Commission. He is also an active member of the Kiwanis Club of Suwanee. Travis has served on the Board of Directors for his club for six of the 13 years in the club. In Kiwanis, he has chaired a committee in the past that was responsible for a variety of activities servicing Sheltering Arms, a non-profit child care center. Activities included a weekly food donation program, book donations, reading to the children on a weekly basis, as well as coordinating a picnic event that culminates Sheltering Arms’ largest fundraiser. Travis also served on the Advisory Board for The Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, & Technology. In 2010, Travis began serving on the board for Home of Hope at Gwinnett Children’s Shelter in Buford and currently serves as the finance chair. Lastly, with the help of a Senior Pastor, Travis organizes a weekly devotional for a men’s group that meets at The Fountain Church in Lawrenceville. This group cooks pancakes six times a year for three FCA clubs at local high schools and the group also cooks pancakes once a year at a fundraiser for Home of Hope. Lastly, Travis volunteers with Atlanta Takedown Association who are responsible for setting up, running and breaking down the two Georgia High School Association State Wrestling tournaments held in Macon every winter.
Travis and his wife Vanessa have two children, Logan and Ansley. When he is not working, Travis enjoys time in a deer stand, in a turkey blind, or at one of the kids’ athletic events.